Monday, July 5, 2010
Shrek Forever After
I went to see the fourth Shrek movie over the weekend with my wife. Perhaps, I was a bit tired, I wasn’t enjoy it as much as I should. However, comparing with the previous 3 installments, this one is not bad. I would rank this one well above the last one, but still below the first and the second one.
The movie is still visually stunning considering the improvement in CG. Also, being a 3D movie certainly help. The story itself is fine, it is about the theme of cherishing what we have and don’t take things for granted. I would say that what’s lacking in this one is ‘surprise’. The villain is kinda weak, the new character – the flute musician could do more but didn’t. Other characters are simply doing the same old. The highlight is the fat Puss which provided most of the laughs here and there, besides the wigs of the villain. Well, I’m not complaining, but I just fell they could do more with this movie. However, considering this is supposed to be the end of Shrek in movie wise, I think this closure is not too bad. Anyway, my thought on this movie is brief as I really don’t recall too much to worth talking about. It is still an enjoyable movie, just not as engaging as I had expected.